Sending shipments through private courier services in Pakistan becomes too expensive to afford at times. Pakistan Post, being the government-owned entity has come up to address the same issue. Media reports reveal that Pakistan Post Same Day Delivery Service has been launched to deliver shipments on the same day across the country.
We have seen a series of reforms being introduced among the government departments under the leadership of prime minister Imran Khan and this is one of those!
Murad Saeed – minister of State for Postal Services said while talking to media in Islamabad:
“The government plans to digitalize the postal services for providing modern and fastest facilities to the consumers. The Pakistan Post is going towards e-commerce, rebranding, mobile money order and enhanced logistic facilities via network of 13, 000 post offices across the country. Pakistan Post has a market of 80 billion rupees and it can tap its share with enhanced services and attractive packages. This will help the department to not only overcome its current losses of 10 billion rupees, but also make it an earning institution.”
Pakistan Post Same Day Delivery Service
Pakistan Post Same Day Delivery service has been introduced in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad to deliver goods on the same day. Official sources confirm that the service will be extended to 25 more cities nationwide in due course.
Customers will have to book their shipments in the designated post offices not later than 11:30 am to avail the Same Day Delivery Service. They will have to pay Rs. 150 on the first 500 grams while Rs. 50 per 500 grams will be charged for additional weight.
Pakistan Post has established especial desks at designated post offices to facilitate the customers. The clients will be informed through SMS about the latest status of their mail, parcels and gifts sent to their dear ones on the same day of the booking.
The services are currently available at different post offices of Islamabad including Islamabad GPO, F-7 Post Mall, F-10 Markaz, G-5 Foreign Service, G-10, G-9 Markaz, I-10/4, I-8/4, F-6 Markaz, F-8 Markaz, G-7 Markaz, G-8 Markaz, I-9 Markaz and the post office situated at Prime Minister office.
The service is also available at Rawalpindi GPO, Katcheri, Urdu Bazar, West ridge, Lal Kurti, Gawalmandi, Bahria Town phase 8, 4 and Post office of Commercial Centre Satellite town, Rawalpindi.
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